PhysioUpdate 17th August 2021


Physios urge clinicians and researchers to work with patients to reduce flare ups of low back pain

More attention should be given to preventing flare-ups among people who have histories of suffering from low back pain (LBP), according to an article written two Australia-based physiotherapists.

The authors are Giovanni Ferreira, from the institute for musculoskeletal health at the Sydney School of Public Health, and Mark Hancock, a professor of physiotherapy in the faculty of medicine and health science at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Their editorial, titled 'Recommendations for shaping the future of low back pain prevention research', appears in the latest issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

 

Seven people in 10 experience a re-occurrence of their low back pain with 12 months

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Spotting changes in motor function could lead to 'prevention and targeted interventions', says paper

Changes in older people’s ability to move from seated positions to standing ones or to dress themselves could offer vital clues about their life expectancy, according a research article appearing in the latest edition of The BMJ.

The article was written by Benjamin Landré, a physiotherapist and public health specialist by background who is based at the University of Paris, and seven other authors, who are based in Paris or London – or both capital cities.

Problems in dressing among older people could offer clues about life expectancy (stock image)

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Exercising could help women avert risks of 'shrinkage' and cardiovascular disease as they age

Women from northern Europe who continue to exercise regularly might be able cut the dual risks of developing cardiovascular disease and ‘shrinkage’ as they age.

That is the conclusion of an article published today (9 August) in the online journal BMJ Open. It was written by Sofia Klingberg, from the school of public health and community medicine at the Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and five other Sweden-based researchers.

 

Exercising regularly could have unexpected health benefits for women (stock image)

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